Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Anglia.

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Price range from £222 to £598.50 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 08 July 2016 to 31 July 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Welcombe Cottage, Welcombe, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

With it's views to the sea from many rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Welcombe Cottage sleeping 18 is a property that offers our guests an opportunity to gather in a very special place for a truly memorable cottage holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in garden), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1400 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy Cottage (Cotswolds), Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Comfortable stone-built Cotswold Cottage with one bedroom and its own walled herb garden, situated in the village of Churchill in Oxfordshire.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 16 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 01 October 2016;

phone 01608 658278 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, Lincolnshire Fens.

Two bedroom rural retreat with private garden, farmland views and high quality accommodation on a small Lincolnshire farmstead, ideal for a tranquil break.

Price range from £250 to £425 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 29 July 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01775 640 412 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lower Campscott Farm Lodges and Cottages, Lee Bay, Devon, England

4 bedroom Collection of Cottages & Lodges, West Country.

Escape with friends or family to Lower Campscott Farm, with stunning countryside and sea views, this is a fantastic location just 10 minutes' drive from the local golden sandy beach at Woolacombe Bay, on site there is a games room with pool table and table tennis for your entertainment, farm trails and outside play areas for children including an area for ball games and a grassy play area with swings and slide.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £400 to £1765 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01271 863479 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bramley, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Bramley in rural Warwickshire is one of Hipsley Farm Cottages’ hand-picked collection and has its own private garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £660 to £760 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1827 872437 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Holiday Cottage, Yorkshire Dales , Buckden, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Charming stone-built 2 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage, situated in the heart of the pretty village of Buckden in the Upper Wharfedale Valley, close to both Skipton and Grassington, this is a great base for discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £574 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 25 November 2016 to 24 March 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stanway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Lovely large stone-built holiday cottage with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and country views, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with a lovely rural location only 2 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1490 to £2880 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lakeside - Quarry Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Scandinavian Lodge, South West.

This lovely pet-friendly wooden holiday lodge boasts country views and a fantastic rural location in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £300 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 361430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Corner Character Cottage, Stratton, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Historical Holiday Cottage, Cornwall.

This pretty white-washed cottage is set within the village of Stratton in Cornwall and sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

Price range from £292 to £719 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 July 2016 to 09 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Black Country.

With features such as a wood-burning stove in the lounge and a romantic Victorian style bed, the Stable is perfect for romantic breaks whatever the time of year.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £360.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 June 2016 to 06 July 2016; from 13 July 2016 to 18 July 2016; from 19 July 2016 to 21 July 2016;

phone 01384 390520 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Loft Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Self-Catering Apartment, Peak District Midlands.

The Loft is a rural retreat holiday apartment close to the outstanding countryside of the Peak District National Park which is both suitable for families and pet friendly.

Price range from £236 to £448 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 30 July 2016 to 01 August 2016; from 05 August 2016 to 27 August 2016; from 17 September 2016 to 29 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Mill Country Cottage, Westhope , Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Idyllic sleeps two rural retreat with exposed wooden beams and stylish interior, situated by apple orchards in the village of Westhope close to both Leominster and Hereford, with one romantic bedroom with a super king-size double bedroom, this cottage is ideal for a couple.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £306 to £538 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 22 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 13 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £650 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 29 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07751 268 180 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxury Dream Lodge - Blossom Hill Park, Dunkeswell, Devon, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Holiday lodges with high quality interiors and outdoor decked areas ideal for discovering some of the best of rural Devon.

Price range from £498 to £1108 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Barn with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 14 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3200 to £6400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 03 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tryst, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Grade I Listed Cottage, East Anglia.

Charming Grade I listed cottage with wood beams, a stunning interior and its own garden in the historical village of Lavenham.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £567 to £1622 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 June 2016 to 30 June 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxury Dream Lodge - Elm Farm Country Park, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, East Anglia.

Stylish and high quality holiday lodges, each with their own decked area and garden furniture, nestled in extensive parklands at Elm Farm Country Holiday Park.

Price range from £239 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

St Johns Holiday Cottage, Ryhall, Rutland, England

4 bedroom Large country house, East Midlands.

Idyllic 4 bedroom country cottage with inglenook fireplace, plenty of rustic charm and pretty garden, just 2 miles from the fine town of Stamford and just a short drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1495 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 14 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 June 2016 to 01 September 2016;

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cowern Pet-Friendly Cottage for 8, Near Bude, South West England, Bradworthy, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Modern spacious holiday home with light and airy interior, close to Tamar Lakes and near to the seaside village of Clovelly and the coastal towns of Bude and Widemouth with their lovely beaches.

Price range from £495 to £1217 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 06 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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